Emily Savage and Michael Daher, who manage Myrtle Drugs in Myrtle Creek, told the House Behavioral Health and Health Care Committee during an online hearing on Jan. 24, 2023, that pharmacy benefit managers' business practices are destabilizing independent pharmacies.
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Proponents say the data is protected and will benefit the program. Critics say it will deter patients.
From left, Cheryle A. Kennedy, Chairwoman for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde; Kelly Rowe, Health and Wellness Director for the Tribe; and Multnomah County Commissioner Diane Rosenbaum cut the ribbon at the grand opening of Great Circle Recovery at 3580 SE 82nd Ave. in Portland on Feb. 6, 2023.
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High drug costs, under-the-radar insurer policies can put patients in a bind as hefty copays mount.
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Centene-owned Trillium Community Health Plan, long active in Lane County, also serves low-income Oregon Health Plan members in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties.
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